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April 28, 2011


I still get a lot of "wow, your camera is magical" Comments.
And is a cheap ass dslr.
The color grain and the way the canon 350D handles light and sharpness is poor.
is a beginner camera for people unknown to photography.
It is not impossible to take good shots with it, by all means, but post processing is necessary.

When i photograph i never use tripod or complex rig-ups, i simply make sure i got the composition, depth of field, and choose the ISO necessary to avoid movement blur.

Most of my photos have lack of sharpness and grain in them, before i edit them.
For me the editing stage is just as important as the photography.

It is all about taking it in small steps.
Imagine how you want the image to look like, understand how to selective select areas you want to work with.
Remove grain before you sharpen and bump up the colors.
Read tutorials about cross processing effects.

I have been thinking about posting some before and after shot for some of my most edited work..
i think you guys would be O_o
For me it is about the result. If the image is fine as it is, then just do the basic.
if i love the compositon and subject, but its way off on quality, i can spend hours tweaking.


All feedback, fav, comments are very appreciated.
I reached the point where i don`t have time to reply, but i read them all.
if there is anything you want me to answer, just drop me a note.
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JacquelineBarkla Apr 28, 2011  Professional General Artist
ISO! haha..
JacquelineBarkla Apr 28, 2011  Professional General Artist
Yes please do that ;) any tips would be great too! i struggle to freeze motion quite often..does IOS help with this?? I thought IOS only helped with noise :o..
have you read my small guide? :aww:
JacquelineBarkla Apr 29, 2011  Professional General Artist
I just noticed those links! will def. give them a look now :)
zuckerblau Apr 28, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
What? Your camera isn't magical? :noes:

Postprocessing is very important. But IMO it isn't as important as choosing the correct composition, depth of field, focal point and making sure the picture isn't over- or underexposed too much. In short: not as important as the things you can't change afterwards. ;)
Especially in the type of photos you do, architectural bliss :iconicameplz:
zuckerblau Apr 29, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Insiv Apr 28, 2011
I love it. :) It was certainly my fave one. Congrats to the winner!
aoao2 Apr 26, 2011  Professional Photographer
He really deserve it :meow: congrats :party:
GeminiGM Apr 26, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
congrats to the winners!! :)
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